Meet our 2019 MOSAIC Award Honorees: James Racine

James Racine, known to most as Maestro J, grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Both of his parents were musicians and educators; his father, a flutist/composer/conductor, and his mother, an educator/violinist.  Beginning at the age of 4, Maestro J learned to play the violin, mostly by ear, and later also learned to play the piano and flute.  As a child, scholarships …

Meet our 2019 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Purna Veer

Purna Veer grew up the son of a farmer near Hyderabad, located in southern India. He moved to the United States in 1997 “with a single suitcase.” Raised as a Renaissance man, Veer is a nationally recognized entrepreneur & business leader at the helm of V-Soft Consulting Group Inc., a software company started in 1997 & is one of the …

Navigate Business Showcase 2018

Every year as JFCS holds its MOSAIC Awards, the Navigate Enterprise Center presents its Business Showcase. This is an opportunity to highlight 10 businesses that Navigate has worked with throughout the year.  The businesses represent a variety of industries, ranging from artists, to services and handcrafted products.  In the same spirit of the MOSAIC’s, Navigate aims to showcase business owners …

Meet our 2018 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Anoosh Shariat

Anoosh Shariat was born in Iran, raised in Germany, educated in Texas, Shariat has been wowing diners at various stops in Louisville for almost 30 years. He began his culinary career at the young age of 14 while attending high school in West Germany.  In 1988, he moved to Louisville as executive chef of Remington’s, where he made a name for …

Meet our 2018 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Seema Sheth

Seema Sheth was born in Louisville, KY to immigrant parents.  Ms. Sheth’s mother is Sudanese, and her father is Indian. She graduated from Kentucky Country Day and earned a BA in Theater  Arts before traveling the world.  While in graduate school she discovered her passion for teaching financial literacy.  After graduating with her MBA, she reconnected with her former teacher …

Meet the MOSAIC Awards Artist: Dave Caudill

Dave Caudill, a native of Corbin, KY, has drawn since a child. After studying at the Louisville School of Art, and working as a graphic designer, Dave began taking his drawings into the realm of stainless steel sculpture. His work is influenced by music and captures gesture and motion. He is best known for his work with large stainless and …